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History to go: oral history, audiowalks and mobile media

Bradley, Simon (2012) History to go: oral history, audiowalks and mobile media. Oral History, 40 (1). pp. 99-110. ISSN 0143-0955

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    Abstract

    Audiowalks are becoming an increasingly popular way of experiencing history and
    heritage of all kinds, and oral history is uniquely placed to produce very powerful
    presentations linking spoken memory with specific places. This article surveys four key
    audiowalks: The Ground Zero Sonic Memorial Soundwalk, Mike Pearson’s Carrlands,
    Graeme Miller’s Linked, and Toby Butler’s Drifting. An analysis of some of the main contexts
    and construction techniques of these walks provides a useful guide for the creation of future
    oral history audiowalks; in particular the use of fragmented narrative is discussed as a
    recurrent form of editing. Finally, an analysis of the implications of GPS-media for the art of
    audiowalks is considered.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is a pre-publication version - please refer to the article as published in the journal before citing.
    Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
    Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media
    Depositing User: Simon Bradley
    Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2012 11:59
    Last Modified: 19 Apr 2012 12:05
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/13219

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